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START THE BEAT with Sikes

Brian Howe AKA Sikes is a Alternative Hip-Hop artist & producer from Pittsburgh, PA who is known locally for his work in various musical projects and other artistic endeavors. He also hosts START THE BEAT which is a podcast highlighting conversations between himself and all sorts of different jerks. Musicians, artists, comedians and all other types of screw-ups & undesirables. In other words... Some of the best people you'll ever meet in your life. Start The Beat with Sikes is part of the Epicast network.
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Now displaying: November, 2016
Nov 23, 2016
Start The Beat 112: NICK MILLER & ASHLEY CORTS of BLACK FORGE

For the 112th episode I sat down with my friends Nick Miller & Ashley Corts of Black Forge Coffee House for a talk about pursuing your passions, opening a business and living your dreams to the fullest! Black Forge Coffee House is a Cafe/Art Gallery/Music Venue located in the Allentown neighborhood of Pittsburgh, PA. Today on the show we discuss the history of Black Forge, the hurdles they had opening an independent business, what they did to eventually succeed and everything that they have done since! Which is a lot. Sit back, relax and let's START THE BEAT!



LINKS RELATED TO THIS CONVERSATION:

GET COFFEE CRISIS (SEGA GENESIS GAME): https://megacatstudios.com/pages/get-coffee-crisis

BLACK FORGE FACEBOOOK: https://www.facebook.com/blackforgecoffeehouse/
BLACK FORGE TWITTER:@blackforgepgh
BLACK FORGE INSTAGRAM: @blackforgepgh
BLACK FORGE WEBSITE: http://www.blackforgecoffee.com/

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SIKES TWITTER: twitter.com/therealsikes
SIKES INSTAGRAM: instagram.com/therealsikes
SIKES FACEBOOK: facebook.com/therealsikes
START THE BEAT FACEBOOK: facebook.com/startthebeatpodcast
RATE & REVIEW ON ITUNES: http://apple.co/1MXMNSG

www.therealsikes.com

Start The Beat is part of the Epicast family.

www.epicastnetwork.com

Nov 22, 2016
Start The Beat 111: CAT BRUNO
For the 111th episode I sat down with Cat Bruno for a talk about her journey into the world of storytelling, learning how to self-promote and becoming a Top Selling Fantasy Author! Sit back, relax and let's START THE BEAT!



If you are in Pittsburgh be sure to check out her next book signing on December 3rd at Rickert & Beagle Books. 3223 West Liberty Ave - Dormont, PA 15216. 12-1PM.
 

LINKS RELATED TO THIS CONVERSATION:

AUTHOR WEBSITE: www.catbruno.com
LATEST BOOK RELEASE: Queen of Stars and Shadows - https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01MQFZFI3
TWITTER: @xcatbrunox (https://twitter.com/XCatBrunoX)
FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/thegirlfromthenorth/

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SIKES TWITTER: twitter.com/therealsikes
SIKES INSTAGRAM: instagram.com/therealsikes
SIKES FACEBOOK: facebook.com/therealsikes
START THE BEAT FACEBOOK: facebook.com/startthebeatpodcast
RATE & REVIEW ON ITUNES: http://apple.co/1MXMNSG

www.therealsikes.com

Start The Beat is part of the Epicast family.

www.epicastnetwork.com

Nov 16, 2016
Start The Beat 110: CAMERON LEVIERE of LAWN CARE

For the 110th episode I sat down with the homie Cameron LeViere of the band Lawn Care for an awesome, in depth talk about his history as a singer/songwriter  and sharing your music with a world living in a digital landscape. Sit back, relax and let's START THE BEAT!



LINKS RELATED TO THIS CONVERSATION:

FACEBOOOK: https://www.facebook.com/LawnCareMusic
BANDCAMP: https://lawncare.bandcamp.com/
INSTAGRAM: @lawncarepgh

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SIKES TWITTER: twitter.com/therealsikes
SIKES INSTAGRAM: instagram.com/therealsikes
SIKES FACEBOOK: facebook.com/therealsikes
START THE BEAT FACEBOOK: facebook.com/startthebeatpodcast
RATE & REVIEW ON ITUNES: http://apple.co/1MXMNSG

www.therealsikes.com

Start The Beat is part of the Epicast family.

www.epicastnetwork.com

Nov 11, 2016
Start The Beat 109: JOEY SCHULLER & CHRIS BLAKE of COUSIN BONELESS

For the 109th episode I sat down with Joey & Chris from the Spooky Street Folk band Cousin Boneless for a well rounded talk about everything these two do which is a lot. Check below for the links and get ready for an awesome conversation. Sit back, relax and lets START THE BEAT! 



Photo:
Foo Conner

LINKS RELATED TO THIS CONVERSATION:

https://cousinboneless.bandcamp.com/
https://www.facebook.com/cuzinboneless/
https://thehillsandtherivers.bandcamp.com/
https://www.facebook.com/4thrivermusiccollective
https://averagejoey.bandcamp.com/
https://crisplake.bandcamp.com/

"APOCALYPTIC DREAMS" RELEASE PARTY INFO: https://www.facebook.com/events/514316498766914/

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SIKES TWITTER: twitter.com/therealsikes
SIKES INSTAGRAM: instagram.com/therealsikes
SIKES FACEBOOK: facebook.com/therealsikes
START THE BEAT FACEBOOK: facebook.com/startthebeatpodcast
RATE & REVIEW ON ITUNES: http://apple.co/1MXMNSG

www.therealsikes.com

Start The Beat is part of the Epicast family.

www.epicastnetwork.com

Nov 8, 2016
Start The Beat 108: SWAMPWALK

For the 108th episode I sat down with singer/songwriter Anna Hale aka SWAMPWALK for a talk about her creative process, inspirations and overall history behind the moody, chiptune fueled sounds she creates. SWAMPWALK just released a new album titled "Us vs. Them" and you bet your butts we're gunna talk about that too. Sit back, relax and lets START THE BEAT! 



LINKS RELATED TO THIS CONVERSATION:

MUSIC/NEW ALBUM: https://swampwalkin.bandcamp.com/album/us-vs-them
FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/burghwalk
"US VS. THEM" RELEASE PARTY INFO: https://www.facebook.com/events/163626500752538/

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SIKES TWITTER: twitter.com/therealsikes
SIKES INSTAGRAM: instagram.com/therealsikes
SIKES FACEBOOK: facebook.com/therealsikes
START THE BEAT FACEBOOK: facebook.com/startthebeatpodcast
RATE & REVIEW ON ITUNES: http://apple.co/1MXMNSG

www.therealsikes.com

Start The Beat is part of the Epicast family.

www.epicastnetwork.com

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